Monday, August 8, 2011

It' Time to Freeze Sweet Bell Peppers

  Sweet, Bell Peppers were on sale at our local King Soopers last week. I bought 8 of each color and froze most of them. I washed them up, sliced them and put them in Ziploc bags. One pepper of each color, (red yellow and orange) in each bag is just enough for a meal for us. 
We eat them in fajitas and I cut them up further for pasta sauce. I did cube one bag for other recipes. One of our favorite ways to use these peppers is to make shish kabobs. We add chicken, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, onion and pineapple pieces to these already colorful peppers. We feel healthy when we eat this!
  I used the new Ziploc bags that come with a little pump/vacuum. The pump fits over a circle on the bag and sucks the air out. They work great! The plastic seems to be stronger and more suitable for freezing. What I like most about them is that they keep the seal. Other bags I’ve used don’t hold the seal, letting unwanted air into the bag causing freezer burn and unpleasant tastes. These new bags state they are for one use only but I’ve reused them and they’re holding up fine. Still holding a seal.
   These new bags are more expensive than store brand freezer bags. I’ll be using some of them this fall. If they could offer 50 of them for a cheaper price I would use them exclusively. That’s how much I like them.
Strawberries from the freezer and still has a seal.
Broccoli from the freezer. Still holding it's seal.
I’ve taken a couple photos of other produce I’ve frozen in these new bags. Out of the freezer and they still have a good seal! Finally a good freezer bag!

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